Vítor Pomar (1949) has been a prominent figure in the Portuguese art context since the 1970’s. His conceptual approach bears influence of Budhism, specifically Budhist meditation and the spiritual at large. Although rooted in the medium of painting, the work of Vítor Pomar brings together a multitude of artistic approaches, crossing painting with the experience of drawing, photography and film. The conceptual unity of his work is thus continuously put in question by the diversity of media, language and the works’ materiality, which are in permanent flux.
The work of Vítor Pomar emerges from reuniting seemingly dispersed experience inscribe in daily life, which through a diary-like method, based on fragmentation, observation and creation of images, capture the artist’s interest in the conceptualisation of ideas connected with the subject of absolute existence. By the immediacy of his pictorial gesture, the Surrealism of his drawings, or the filter of reality constituted by his photographs, Pomar questions our relation, understanding and experience of time, place and being.
The work of Vítor Pomar (1949) has been exhibited at the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Chiado 8 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Oporto, Portugal, Culturgest, Lisbon or the Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon among other.
His work is represented in private and public collections including the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; Serralves Museum, Oporto; Ministry of Culture, Lisbon; EDP Electricity Museum, Lisbon; Luso-American Foundation for Development, Lisbon; Caixa Geral de Depósitos Collection, Lisbon; Ar.Co, Lisbon; Ministry of Finance, Lisbon; among others.